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New Now Next, our popular architecture talks series, is back for a fifth year. Curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation and sponsored by ARUP. The purpose of New Now Next is to bring dynamic architects to Dublin to inspire audiences who are interested in the innovative research, design and construction of buildings and cities. New Now Next is about disseminating New Ideas, regarding contemporary issues relevant Now that can impact on the Next generation. The profile and calibre of the speakers confirms Dublin as a key destination for the international architecture and built environment scene.
Kicking off the series at the Royal Irish Academy on March 23 was the dynamic duo from WORKac, Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. Amale Andraos is Dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and co-founder of WORK Architecture Company. Dan Wood, FAIA, LEED AP, leads international projects for WORKac ranging from masterplans to buildings across the United States as well as in Asia, Africa, and Europe. WORKac explores the intersection of the urban, rural and natural, and has achieved international recognition including the 2015 American Institute of Architects NY Firm of the Year. Founded in 2003, they embrace reinvention and collaborate with other fields to rethink architecture ‘in the world.’ This talk was in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy and was chaired by Lawrence Lord.